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when to get shoes?

posted 1 decade 5 years ago
i know clarks do the 'cruising' shoes but cant remember when to get them? is it when they just start walking along the furniture or after a lil while?

posted 1 decade 5 years ago
I think much depends on where they are cruising and your own personal opinion on shoes early on.

With Jas, we didn't get her any shoes from Clarks (first shoes) until she started to want to get out of her pushchair and try and walk around a bit.

I didn't see the point in having shoes on in the house as none of us wear them in the house either.

It's just a personal opinion though. I always felt it was nice for her to have her feet not in shoes unless she had to. She does have lovely straight toes and nice feet now nearly 10 years later (unlike me who has horrible bent in toes Sad Face )

posted 1 decade 5 years ago
i got my kids measured about 6 weeks after they started walking unaided

posted 1 decade 5 years ago
I must say i also don't really think it necessary for them to wear cruising shoes indoors. I would wait until they are walking about a littlebit outside. They grow out of shoes so fast and they are so expensive i thinkit is a bit of a con to buy them any sooner? This is just a personal opinion though, i saw a 3mth old baby with a pair of trainers on the other day? It looked really strange! Xx

posted 1 decade 5 years ago
think im maybe gettin confused coz casey started walkin in may-ish so could 'cruise' out side 2. hayden cant really in this weather.

posted 1 decade 5 years ago
ack when I first had Ana the advice was not to put shoes (hard soled) on your child until they had been walking confidently for a couple of months.

Now there is a wide range of soft soled shoes for babies to wear. Amy had cruising shoes when she was about 7-8 months old. Only because I could no longer get pram shoes or booties to fit her for when we went out.

Someone at Clarks would be able to better advise you as to the type of shoes best suited to your baby's foot.

posted 1 decade 5 years ago
i got my daughters first cruising shoes when she started walking around the furniture. this was about 7 months then when she was on her feet properly at 10 months we bought her first proper shoes from Clarkes.

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posted 1 decade 5 years ago
Clarkes cruising shoes are for when they are moving along the furniture.

Personally I wouldnt get shoes until he was walking properly and able to handle the weight of them.

Im not a fan of any shoes for babies,let their feet be free and let them grow. people who buy them from asda etc it makes me mad- how do they know they are a proper fit? they could be doing all sorts of damage to their childs feet. Tounge Out (sorry)

posted 1 decade 5 years ago
he can move down the furniture, slowly but surely. think ill put it off, hell only pull em off anyway.

posted 1 decade 5 years ago
Candra started wearing shoes when she started walking and hated them. i would get them used to them as early as possible. I'm not sure if you get Payless Shoes where you are, but if you do or some other discount store, see if they have free infant shoes. Get the ones with the soft soles. Baby's need to learn to walk by the feel of the ground. And try to use shoes only outside.

posted 1 decade 5 years ago
Charlotte had cruising shoes but they are light weight, we were advised not to buy any heavy bottomed shoes untl she was well established walking. Charlotte cruised for a long while before properly walking. She started cruising at about 10 months but didn't walk properly until 14 months.

George we didn't bother because he prefered bare feet, he would even take his socks off, we bought him some shoes for when he had been walking for a while. He more or less cruised to walking within a month.

posted 1 decade 3 years ago
I only bought my daughter her first pair of shoes when she was confident in walking. I believe its best for them to not have anything on their feet whilst in doors, no matter what their age. What is brilliant for babies that are crawling and starting to walk are soft shoes. I know a company called Red Rocket Myrtle that sell Bobux and Bobux I-Walk (soft leather shoes) an online company so easy as you dont have to trek to the shops.

posted 1 decade 3 years ago
We got first shoes when they started wanting to walk when we were out and about. They wore little soft leather shoes before then, but only if it was cold.


posted 1 decade 2 years ago
Well you should get them shoes when you feel is the right time for them to start walking or try to learn it. Maybe after 8 or 9 months.

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